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Doctor Who's Top 11 Sonic Screwdriver Scenes

Doctor Who's Top 11 Sonic Screwdriver Scenes

The sonic screwdriver was a highly versatile tool used by many, but not all, incarnations of the Doctor. While early versions were used mainly for the picking of locks and for projecting sound so as to, for example, detonate bombs, by the time of the Ninth Doctor, the sonic was able to also be used as a sophisticated scanning device, with medical applications. Subsequent incarnations gave it even wider functionality, such as the ability to hack into computers, provide geo-location and actively defend against some types of assault weapon.

Tons o' tech
The Doctor meets Gurney - Doctor Who The Infinite Quest - BBC

The Doctor meets Gurney - Doctor Who The Infinite Quest - BBC

Look at all the fun tech! in just 4 minutes of Doctor Who

We like tracking our technology round these parts. Only problem is that the show is about a time travelling scientist. And he's spawned shows like Torchwood that are entirely focussed on alien tech. So there's a lot of tech sittin' around the joint. Be bold, though, and start your journey at category:technology.

Don't let the Second Doctor's bitchin' fool ya: he likes computers just fine. Maybe that's why one of our bigger tech categories is called precisely that: category:computers.

Sure, we all know about psychic paper. But do you know what a psychic credit card does? Well, do ya, punk?

When looking for a piece of technology on this wiki, it's helpful to think about some of the broader categories. Looking for the tech of a certain species? Go to technology by species.

Which sonic is right for you?
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The DWU likes its sonic tech, doesn't it? But it's not just the sonic screwdriver you have to keep an ear out for. Don't forget, the Ice Warriors and several other species are heavily invested in sonic technology, which you can find at category:sonic devices.

One of the broadest classifications of technology is communications technology. Since the series is about a guy who likes to talk a lot, we figure that only makes sense!

Believe it or not, a lot the technology used in Doctor Who is perfectly ordinary stuff that we all know about in. Maybe that's why we call it technology from the real world

Pull the trigger

Want to know specifically about those pointy-shooty things? That's easy too with category:weapons. (And a little help from Captain Jack, obviously!)

Gun practice - Torchwood - BBC

Gun practice - Torchwood - BBC